December 04, 2007 08:30 ET

2008 Consumer Electronics Show Award Honoree the iLive Karaoke Machine Available Exclusively at Best Buy Just in Time for Holiday Shoppers

Unique Karaoke Makes Perfect Family Gift and Fun New Year's Party Starter!

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - iLive, the creator and supplier of innovative, highly featured, and trendsetting "Made for iPod®" products and a brand division of Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.), has made its 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations Award Honoree, the iJ618B Karaoke Machine, available just in time for this year's busy holiday shopping season. The feature-rich, portable karaoke unit was selected as the Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award winner in the Personal Electronics category. The honorees were announced last week in a CES press briefing in New York.

"Even before we won the CES honor, we knew the Karaoke Machine would be a great holiday gift item and the ultimate New Year's party activity," said Bill Fetter, CEO for DPI, Inc. "We made sure to have units on the shelves in our retail locations and hope that the CES recognition will let folks know that it is not only fun but a quality item as well."

The winning iJ618B is the only karaoke product with an onboard iPod play-and-charge dock for easily customized music and song selection, allowing guests to bring their own favorites and practiced selections with them for optimizing their singing performances. Dual microphone jacks make fun duets possible, and automatic voice reduction minimizes the original recorded voices to maximize the live entertainment!

Stereo sound on the new karaoke device makes each performance a showstopper, and entertainers have a choice of playing a CD+Graphics or a DVD for viewing lyrics to encourage even the most timid performer to stand up and sing! Video output enables broadcast on all screen sizes to encourage and facilitate group performances as well.

The iJ618B Karaoke is available for under $100 and can be found at Best Buy stores.

About iLive and DPI, Inc.

iLive is a brand division of the Digital Products International (DPI, Inc.) family of consumer electronic products. iLive designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of "Made for iPod®" products. The company's in-house team of industrial designers and electronics engineers combines the most innovative and performance-driven feature sets with trendy and unique designs focusing on today's style and performance. iLive delivers maximum audio/video performance with visual impact. iLive products are found at regional and national retail outlets. For more information on iLive and its products and services, visit

DPI, Inc.'s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, houses its engineering, logistics and design groups as well as 190,000 square feet of domestic warehouse space. DPI, Inc. also has offices in Asia that provide engineering, design, logistics, quality control, and global product management services. Currently, DPI, Inc. is the corporate umbrella for the brands iLive, GPX, Weather X, GoVideo, and ZLive. For more information on DPI, Inc. and its products and services, visit


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